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Boys @ the Barre : Raw footage

Boys @ the Barre : Raw footage, 1998 / interviewee, Jennifer Dunning.

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Additional Authors
  • Dunning, Jennifer
  • Dolin, Anton, 1904-1983
  • Yuresha, Jelko
  • McKenzie, Kevin
  • Stiefel, Ethan
  • Picone, Giuseppe
  • Belotserkovsky, Maxim
  • Corella, Ángel, 1975-
  • Selya, John
Found In
Jelko Yuresha papers.
1 streaming video file (57 min.) : sound, color.
Jennifer Dunning talks about all the great male dancers not only in American Ballet Theatre (ABT) but all over the world; reasons for good male dancers started with the Bolshoi Ballet touring in 1956, the defection of Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov, and George Balanchine's choreography; Variations for Four was created by Dolin the year after the Bolshoi tour; Christopher Gable commenting on Nureyev when dancing with Royal Ballet; explaining the male categories and what has changed for men dancers over the years; John Selya is a current example of dancer not fitting into a particular role; mania for incorporating ballet and modern dance including Twyla Tharp's work; male dancers at ABT and how much the lines have been blurred between the categories; how wonderful it is for the audience to see male dancers taking on different roles and crossing lines including Ethan Stiefel; Balanchine made ballet more athletic and bold; acting is now a problem with dancers since technique is so important; easier today for men to become dancers; good time for ABT and pulling itself together; McKenzie promoting stars which helps with marketing; and the challange to do new choreography.
Uniform Title
Variations for four (Choreographic work : Dolin)
Alternative Title
  • Boys at the Barre
  • Jelko Yuresha papers. Moving image materials.
  • Filmed dance.
  • Interviews.
  • Dance rehearsals.
  • Video.
  • Dance.
  • Nonfiction films.
  • Title from original VHS cassette label.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video online only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Source (note)
  • donated by Jelko Yuresha and Belinda Wright
Interview with Jennifer Dunning (dance critic) (29 min.) -- Variations for Four (rehearsal) (25 min.) / choreographer, Anton Dolin ; restaged and coached by, Jelko Yuresha ; artistic director and coach, Kevin McKenzie ; dancers, Ethan Stiefel, Giuseppe Picone, Maxim Belotserkovsky, and Angel Corella -- Fancy Free (rehearsal, beginning with conclusion on *MGZIDVD 5-7560, Reel 1) (3 min.) / choreographer, Jerome Robbins ; dancers include Angel Corella, John Selya and John Gardner.
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-7558
Boys @ the Barre : Raw footage, 1998 / interviewee, Jennifer Dunning.
Country of Producing Entity
Type of Content
two-dimensional moving image
Type of Medium
Type of Carrier
online resource
Patrons can access streaming video online only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Videotaped during interviews and rehearsals at ABT studio, New York, N.Y., 1998.
Original Version
Original format: 1 videocassette (VHS) ; 1/2 in.
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Added Author
Dunning, Jennifer, interviewee.
Dolin, Anton, 1904-1983, choreographer.
Yuresha, Jelko, teacher.
McKenzie, Kevin, teacher.
McKenzie, Kevin, artistic director.
Stiefel, Ethan, dancer.
Picone, Giuseppe, dancer.
Belotserkovsky, Maxim, dancer.
Corella, Ángel, 1975- dancer.
Selya, John, choreographer.
Yuresha, Jelko, donor.
Wright, Belinda, 1929-2007, donor.
Added Title
Container of (work): Variations for four (Choreographic work : Dolin)
Jelko Yuresha papers. Moving image materials.
Found In:
Jelko Yuresha papers.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-7558
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